Putnam Cemetery, Putnam County, Illinois
A-B  C-D  E-F  G-H  I-K   L-M  N-P  Q-R   S-T   U-Z

Transcribed and Donated by Dena Whitesell

The Senachwine Pioneer Days Souvenir Book reports that the cemetery was started in 1861 when Peter and Ann Barnhart sold an acre of land to Senachwine Township to be used for a burial ground. There are several markers with death dates of 1840 within this cemetery. It's possible to cemetery was started then but became an official cemetery in 1861. This is an active cemetery, owned by Senachwine Township. The original part of the cemetery (section G) is on the east/south side of the entrance and the most recent burial plots on the west side (sections A-G as well as in section F. The cemetery was surveyed first on the west section (A-G) from north to south, west to east (towards the entrance). The east section (F, G) was surveyed from north to south, east to west. Section G is the oldest part of the cemetery where there are many missing markers. Some people never had markers. Lot owners/lot numbers can be found from a previous survey completed by the Bureau County Genealogical Society in the fall of 1998.


Q-R

Last Name First Name Middle Name Maiden Name Birth Death Age
Years

Months

Days
Plot Inscription Note

Quinn

Minnie

E

 

1879

1948

 

 

 

section C, row 4

 

w/o Francis C

Quinn

Francis

C

 

1876

1939

 

 

 

section C, row 4

 

w/o Minnie E

Rambo

DeEtta

M

 

1904

2003

 

 

 

section B, row 22

 

w/o William E., Sr.

Rambo

William

E., Sr.

 

1897

1979

 

 

 

section B, row 22

 

 

Ransom

Alice

R

 

1917

1997

 

 

 

section A, row 17

Mother"

 

Ransom

Benjamin

E

 

Oct 29, 1912

Jul 13, 1964

 

 

 

section A, row 17

Father; Illinois PVT US Army World War II

Veterans marker

Ransom

Alice

 

Ball

1899

1973

 

 

 

section D, row 15

 

 

Ranson

Olive

M

 

1895

1978

 

 

 

 

 

Information taken from 1998 survey*

Read

Orland**

 

Murphy

Apr 7, 1907

Sep 6, 1985

 

 

 

section A, row 4

 

 

Read

Clara

D

 

1901

1994

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Mother"

w/o John

Read

John

P

 

1890

1971

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Father"

h/o Clara

Read

Mary

L

Downey

1893

1988

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Mother"

 

Read

April

F

 

1893

1958

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Father"

 

Read

Francis

W

 

Oct 24, 1924

 

 

 

 

section A, row 12

 

 

Read

Bernice

 

 

Nov 22, 1925

 

 

 

 

section A, row 12

 

 

Read

Lee

Ray

 

Sep 3, 1914

 

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Married June 19, 1943"

Shares marker with husband, Chauncey B.

Read

Chauncey

 

 

Nov 3, 1918

May 24, 2005

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Married June 19, 1943; Parents of James, Jeanne & Gayla"

 

Read

Lawrence

A

 

1926

1947

 

 

 

section A, row 12

Son"

 

Read

Phyllis

 

 

1921

 

 

 

 

section A, row 14

Married to R. Hathaway 1945 - 1972"

 

Read

Beryl

 

Bacon

1888

1984

 

 

 

section A, row 14

 

 

Read

Charles

O

 

1888

1972

 

 

 

section A, row 14

 

 

Read

Beverly

 

 

Dec 2, 1952

Dec 3, 1952

 

 

 

section A, row 14

 

 

Read

Margery

 

 

Mar 29, 1924

 

 

 

 

section A, row 14

 

 

Read

Charles

W

 

DEc 29, 1916

May 20, 1991

 

 

 

section A, row 14

20th Air Force"

 

Read

Reba

L

 

Jul 7, 1926

no date

 

 

 

section D, row 4

Married April 4, 1948"

w/o Edgar K

Read

Edgar

K

 

Aug 9, 1922

no date

 

 

 

section D, row 4

Married April 4, 1948"

h/o Reba L

Read

Annie

C

 

1855

1929

 

 

 

section D, row 13

 

 

Read

Charles

W

 

1827

1906

 

 

 

section D, row 13

 

 

Read

INFANTS

 

 

no dates

 

 

 

 

section D, row 13

 

 

Read

Malinda

 

 

1840

1860

 

 

 

section G, row 5

 

not original marker

Read

Oscar

 

 

1829

1848

 

 

 

section G, row 5

 

not original marker

Read

Philip

 

 

1800

1843

 

 

 

section G, row 5

 

not original marker

Read

Tryphena

 

 

1807

1889

 

 

 

section G, row 5

 

shares marker with husband, Philip. Replacement marker

Read

Roselia

 

 

1833

1915

 

 

 

section G, row 5

 

 

Rebholz

David

Edward

 

Nov 12, 1963

Nov 13, 1963

 

 

 

section B, row 12

 

 

Reno

Michael

A

 

Nov 29, 1918

Mar 25, 2002

 

 

 

section D, row 20

Husband - Pa"

h/o Betty, known as Mickey

Reno

Betty

P

 

Jul 27, 1923

Jan 14, 1998

 

 

 

section D, row 20

Wife - Ma"

w/o Michael A. Reno

Rinehart

INFANT

 

 

1901

 

 

 

 

section D, row 12

infant dau of E. & S. Rinehart"

only one date on marker

Rinehart

H

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

section D, row 12

 

no dates on marker, modern Woodmen of American symbol on marker

Rinehart

Dale

H

 

Sep 15, 1902

Oct 22, 1944

 

 

 

section D, row 12

 

 

Rinehart

Elijah

 

 

1849

1921

 

 

 

section D, row 12

 

h/o Sarah Dunn, letting starting to fade

Rinehart

Sarah

 

Dunn

1856

1941

 

 

 

section D, row 12

His Wife"

w/o Elijah Rinehart, letting starting to fade

Rinehart

Sarah

 

 

Dec 25, 1856

July 28, 1941

 

 

 

section D, row 12

Mother"

this is a repeat marker

Rinehart

Elija

 

 

Nov 19, 1849

April 20, 1921

 

 

 

section D, row 12

Father"

this is a repeat marker. First name spelled without the 'H' at the end

Rinehart

Perry

W

 

Apr 7, 1889

Apr 3, 1965

 

 

 

 

 

Information taken from 1998 survey*

Rinehart

Willis

A

 

Nov 27, 1884

May 11, 1959

 

 

 

 

 

Information taken from 1998 survey*

Roberts

Trevor

P

 

1966

1985

 

 

 

section D, row 19

 

s/o Rolinda G Johnson. Died in an automobile/train accident.

Robison

Herschel

W

 

Dec 3, 1920

Nov 28, 2000

 

 

 

section E, row 2

Married Jan 22, 1950"

h/o Luella Fulks

Robison

Luella

 

Fulks

May 25, 1931

no date

 

 

 

section E, row 2

Married Jan 22, 1950"

w/o Herschel W. Robison

Robison

Herschel

W

 

Dec 3, 1920

Nov 28, 2000

 

 

 

section E, row 2

S2 US Navy World War II"

veteran marker

Ross

Robert

S

 

Nov 29, 1925

Dec 11, 1971

 

 

 

section A, row 14

Illinois MOMM 2 USNR World War II. Eleanor Read Ross Hayes August 31, 1926; Married Orbert Ross August 14, 1949; Married Robert Hayes January 1, 1973; Children: Mary K.. Ross Cook, Dorothy Ann Ross Lauber.

This is a veteran marker with a large flat/laying on the ground marker listing the name of Eleanor, her spouses and the Ross children. This is a very unique marker.

Ross

Marjorie

J

 

1910

19 (date not completed)

 

 

 

section D, row 18

 

w/o John C

Ross

John

C

 

1900

1944

 

 

 

section D, row 18

 

h/o Marjorie J



**Note: Orland Read should be Orland Read Murphy - Read being his middle name. He is buried next to the Murphy family stone. Dorothy Schwarzkopf should be Dorothy Schwarzkopf Murphy - Schwarzkopf is her MAIDEN name. She is buried next to her husband - Orland Ready Murphy. -- Barbara Kessler 11/6/13


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